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  1. Why Production in California Is Booming Even Beyond L.A.'s 30-Mile Zone

    9:00 am 5/20/2016

    Production in the state is on the rebound thanks to a robust film commission presence, irresistible incentives and great backdrops in L.A.'s own backyard.Read more

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  2. Relativity School Offering BFA Degrees Despite Studio's Bankruptcy

    6:30 am 5/20/2016

    Students at the school, which is financed independently of the struggling Relativity Media, can take courses like Stage Combat 1: Unarmed & Single Sword and, yes, Entertainment Finance.Read more

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  3. Magnolia Chief on Boss Mark Cuban, Harvey Weinstein's Wrath and His Hunt for Fringe Films at Cannes

    11:00 am 5/19/2016

    Eamonn Bowles, president of one of the last indie distribution houses dedicated to art house fare, opens up about why controversy pays off and how Lars von Trier got a bum rap at the festival.Read more

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  4. 'Bob's Burgers' Originally Featured a Family of Cannibals and Other Secrets Revealed in THR's Oral History

    9:00 am 5/19/2016

    Ahead of the animated series' 100th episode on May 22, the executive producers and execs behind Loren Bouchard's dark Fox comedy recount its original 'Hannibal'-esque pitch and the "word-of-mouth" buzz that turned a funny show from fringe to one gunning for 'Family Guy' longevity.Read more

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  5. Legendary Editor Harry Evans Has This to Say About Today's "Deeply Polluted" Media

    6:30 am 5/19/2016

    The 87-year-old explains how he was fired by Rupert Murdoch, why The New York Times and the Washington Post have lost their influence, wife Tina Brown's mistaken decision to work with a "seductive" Harvey Weinstein and his own current foray into the Oscar race — with said Harvey Weinstein.Read more

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  6. TV's Upfront Takeaways: Reboots, Time Travel and a Whole Lot of Dick Wolf

    6:15 am 5/19/2016

    "Decisions came down to the wire," says ABC's new chief as networks shed a shocking 35 shows and replace them with a familiar new crop that, for the most part, they own.Read more

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  7. How 'Ghostbusters' Writer's Amy Schumer Comedy Came Together Over Lunch

    6:01 am 5/19/2016

    Katie Dippold, who also penned ‘The Heat’ and scored a seven-figure deal for her untitled mother-daughter comedy also starring Goldie Hawn, "is much more shy than I expected" based on her scripts, says Chernin's Jenno Topping over rosé wine at Wally's on Canon Drive.Read more

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  8. A Hollywood Assistant Dishes on the Groveling, Posturing and Ego-Saving Fibs Involved in Booking a Power Lunch

    6:01 am 5/19/2016

    A former aide to a top TV exec reveals the high-pressure (but low-level) negotiations ("only suggesting places that were equidistant from [two power players'] respective offices") and manipulations of planning an industry pow-wow: "If I hit a total roadblock with a restaurant … I'd sometimes say the place was closed for a private event and pray that my boss didn't hear someone else had dined there that same day."Read more

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  9. Hollywood Power Lunch Spots 2016: Where 'Dope' Director Rick Famuyiwa, Charles King and Kim Roth Go to Talk Deals

    6:00 am 5/19/2016

    Cecconi's, which rose to No. 3 on THR’s power lunch ranking for 2016, is a crossroads for art, fashion, design, music and Hollywood, say the three regulars, who toasted their upcoming hacker drama as former WME agent King, who launched his own company Macro late last year, recalled the many deals made at the West Hollywood hotspot.Read more

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  10. How Beverly Hills' Canon Drive Became the Hotspot for Hollywood Power Lunches

    6:00 am 5/19/2016

    In June, New York's Lambs Club phenom Geoffrey Zakarian will open his first L.A. outpost on Canon Drive — where nearly a quarter of the eateries on THR's annual list are located — as the Beverly Hills strip that's home to Spago, Bouchon, the Palm and Sugarfish becomes a veritable food court for the industry.Read more

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